Saving .cda audio files to .wma

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Mark B., Nov 16, 2006.

  1. Mark B.

    Mark B. Guest

    When saving an audio file from the CD to my hard drive it gets saved as a
    ..cda file. How do I convert that to a .wma extension?

    Mark B., Nov 16, 2006
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  2. There are no CDA files. What you see are links to tracks on audio CDs. The
    process of copying the tracks from an audio CD to computer files like WMA or
    MP3 is known as ripping. There is a a RIP tab on the player and you can read
    the help file about the process.
    Mike Williams, Nov 16, 2006
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  3. Mark B.

    Mark B. Guest

    Mike, thanks for the reply but I must not be doing something right because
    when I take my audio CD I want to be able to save those audio tracks as .wma
    or .wav's on my hard drive. I don't want to save in a Windows Media Player
    library file.

    Do I need to be using a seperate program (i.e. Roxio or Nero) to achieve
    that? And if so, which burn program do you prefer/recommend?

    Thanks again.
    Mark B., Nov 16, 2006
  4. No tracks are stored inside the library. The library is an index of files on
    your disk. Did you read the help topics as suggested?

    Burning is the opposite of ripping. You don't have to do it with the same
    program. WMP does ripping reasonably well but does burning badly.
    Mike Williams, Nov 16, 2006
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